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CRHS 2020 Summer Condioning program update

Updated July 28, 2020
 
Good Evening Parents and Student Athletes,
 
The hot summer heat has certainly reached Durham and Middlefield this week forcing us to cancel summer conditioning Monday and today (Tuesday)!  As many of us may be considering to get away for a break, please remember to take into account the updated Travel Information from CT.  As of today, there are 34 states, including Puerto Rico and Washingtom DC that have been recently added to Connecticut's travel ban.  If you do choose to travel to one of those regions, please make sure your child stays home from summer conditioning practice for the required 14 day period upon your return to CT.  There is no penalty for missing that time period - but for the safety of all participants, we ask all of you to adhere to the state's guidelines.  Here is the most recently link to CT's Travel restrictions.
 
Stay safe and stay hydrated!
 
Todd Petronio
Athletic Director
Coginchaug Regional High School
Regional School District 13
135 Pickett Lane | P.O. Box 190 | Durham, CT 06422
O: 860.349.7215 | tpetronio@rsd13.org
 
 
July 9, 2020

Good Afternoon Parents and Student Athletes,

Coginchaug Regional High School will begin in-person summer cohort conditioning on July 13.  Please understand that everything is very fluid during this summer of COVID 19 and we are doing our best to create safe guidelines and practices for the prospective student athletes of CRHS.  Coaches and administrators are receiving new information almost daily, so I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we all navigate through this together.

These programs will be open to prospective CRHS athletes only.  We are currently taking all the recent CIAC revised guidelines and implementing a conditioning program that is beneficial to the prospective student athletes of CRHS, while taking into account the safety concerns and social distancing guidelines of the time.  While participants will be asked to wear a mask walking onto and off the field, they will not be wearing a PPE mask during conditioning activities.  However, all of our coaches and athletic training personnel will be wearing PPE’s and practicing social distancing at all times.  If you felt that you were not ready as a parent to have your child participate, that should not concern you.  The CRHS athletic conditioning sessions are not mandatory and while recommended to begin getting your child physically conditioned, your child’s participation will not have bearing on whether or not they make a team in the fall.   

In order to participate next week in the in-person conditioning program, every student athlete MUST adhere to specific guidelines and must complete the following forms and registrations:
  • Register on Family ID for their intended sport on the CRHS website PRIOR to beginning your child’s team conditioning session.  
  • Every student athlete must have a valid physical exam on file with the school Nurse, Pamela Branciforte.  *Please note: The CIAC has extended the 13 month validity for sport physicals to 15 months from the date of their last physicals.  Further exceptions cannot be made at this time.  Physicals MUST be submitted directly to the School Nurse and cannot be accepted by your team’s coach.  A drop box has been made available for parents to drop off updated physicals during school hours of 7am - 1pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Every player must complete a Participation and Waiver Form prior to beginning their team’s conditioning program.  Hard Copies may also be found for printing on my athletic website.
  • Anyone who has recently traveled, must adhere to the State of CT’s travel guidelines before beginning or resuming conditioning programs with their team.  


Due to COVID 19 lack of contact with coaches and fellow student athletes, the CIAC has allowed schools to conduct out-of-seasoning conditioning programs beginning July 6.  CRHS has selected to begin these activities on July 13.  These programs are optional.  Students that do choose to participate will be placed in cohorts, or groups of 10 and will remain with that cohort throughout the conditioning period of Aug 2nd, 2020.  At which time, CT & the CIAC is expected to enter Phase 3 - subject to change.  

The purpose of the cohort is to monitor social distancing and health of each participant while conditioning them for the upcoming sport season.  As with all group and team activities, there is the possibility that the virus and other potentially harmful pathogens will be shared and diseases can be contracted.  Conditions have been put into place to minimize and potentially control the spread.

  • Participants will remain with the same cohort for entire cohort window (July 6 - Aug 3)
  • Participants MUST check in DAILY with Athletic Trainer each day prior to beginning their conditioning session to complete their daily check in procedures and questionnaire.
  • Social Distancing must be practiced during the cohort conditioning sessions
  • Participants are NOT permitted to visit or intermingle with other cohorts at any time during the conditioning sessions
  • Participants will wear a mask walking to and from the conditioning cohort, understanding that masks will NOT be worn DURING the conditioning training session.
  • Participants will bring a personal water bottle and not share it or any other item with anyone 
 
The following schedule MUST be adhered to during the CRHS Conditioning Sessions.  Team conditioning sessions are limited to no more than 3 times a week for a 60 min period.  Teams are scheduled below beginning July 13:  Student athletes are expected to arrive 15 minutes PRIOR to their conditioning session in order to check in with the Athletic Trainer.  









Conditioning Schedule - Beginning July 13, 2020
 

Mondays 

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Football

8:00am - 9:00am on CRHS Turf

 

8:00am - 9:00am on CRHS Turf

8:00am - 9:00am on CRHS Turf

Soccer - Boys

9:15am - 10:15am on CRHS Turf

 

9:15am - 10:15am on CRHS Turf

9:15am - 10:15am on CRHS Turf

Cross Country - Boys

8:15am - 9:15am on CRHS Track 

5:30pm - 6:30pm on CRHS Track

 

5:30pm - 6:30pm on CRHS Track

Cross Country - Girls

 

5:30pm - 6:30pm on CRHS Track

8:30am - 9:30am on CRHS Track

5:30pm - 6:30pm on CRHS Track

Volleyball - Girls

     

8:30am - 9:30am outside CRHS Gym


**Please note:  Girls Soccer and Cheerleading will tentatively begin conditioning on August 3 as CIAC enters into Phase 3 - when plans to move forward with full team conditioning sessions.  
  
We would ask that you register your son / daughter on Family ID and complete the Google forms as soon as possible so that we can begin to adequately plan for the conditioning sessions.  Unfortunately, your child will not be permitted to attend the conditioning session without prior registration on Family ID, which includes having a current physical examination on file with the school Nurse.  Here is the CRHS Family ID registration which is also located on my CRHS Athletic website.

I hope all of you are staying safe and enjoying the summer weather!    

Todd Petronio

Todd Petronio
Athletic Director
Coginchaug Regional High School
Regional School District 13
135 Pickett Lane | P.O. Box 190 | Durham, CT 06422
O: 860.349.7215 | tpetronio@rsd13.org